Gryphon basketball women leave Nipissing behind
NORTH BAY – The Guelph Gryphons got off to a hot start on their way to clobbering the Nipissing Lakers 86-46 in OUA women’s basketball play Friday night at Nipissing’s Robert J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre.
The Gryphs were up by six points before the game was two and a half minutes old and they stretched that advantage to 25-10 by the end of the first quarter. Guelph led 45-18 at halftime and 68-33 at the end of the third quarter.
The Gryphs shot 44 per cent from the floor while the Lakers shot 24 per cent from the floor and sank three of the 28 three-pointers they attempted.
Skyla Minaker led the Gryphs with 17 points while Modupe Okeowo had 13, Ashley Wheeler added 11 and Nyasha Mombeshora netted nine. MacKeely Shantz had 11 rebounds while Wheeler grabbed 10. Shantz also had six assists while Minaker had four steals and Burke Bechard had three blocks.
Devisha Binns led Nipissing with nine points while Celeste Dupuis added eight. Kylea Galipeau-Wilson had seven rebounds, Nicole Budd had two assists, Binns had three steals and Thaliyah Phillips had two blocks.
The win lifts the Gryphs to 10-7, good for third in the West Division. Nipissing is fourth in the East Division at 3-14.
The Gryphs are to play the Laurentian Voyageurs (fifth in the East Division at 2-15) Saturday in Sudbury at Laurentian’s Ben F. Avery Gymnasium. Game time is 6 p.m.
Gryphons 86 Lakers 46
- Guelph Sports Journal